Bahrain pardons prisoners for Eid

MANAMA, Bahrain, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The government in Bahrain announced it pardoned more than 200 prisoners convicted on various charges in honor of a religious holiday.

Human Rights Watch says nine arrested in Bahraini anti-regime protests

MANAMA, Bahrain, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Police in Bahrain used teargas and stun grenades Monday to break up anti-regime protests in several parts of the island country, a human rights activist said.

Bill would hike penalties for criticizing Bahraini king

MANAMA, Bahrain, April 16 (UPI) -- A proposal to hike punishment for criticizing the king of Bahrain is an attempt to stifle protests ahead of the Grand Prix race, a human rights group charges.

Bahrain to let political groups lead talks

MANAMA, Bahrain, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- The government in Bahrain respects the opinions of other political groups in the country in the spirit of national reconciliation, the foreign minister said.

U.K, U.S. back Bahrain's reform efforts

LONDON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The British government welcomes the renewed attempts at reconciliation announced by the Persian Gulf state of Bahrain, a minister for the Middle East said.

Bahrain's king 'pleased' with society

MANAMA, Bahrain, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The monarchy of Bahrain is "pleased" to see its constituents embrace the spirit of national consensus and dialogue, the king said in a national address.
Pressure mounts on Bahrain's response

Pressure mounts on Bahrain's response

LONDON, March 18 (UPI) -- With several members of the opposition arrested in Bahrain, British Prime Minister David Cameron called on ruling authorities to show restraint.
Sheik, Jackson reach tentative settlement

Sheik, Jackson reach tentative settlement

LONDON, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Michael Jackson is settling with an Arab sheik who sued him for $7 million for allegedly reneging on a recording deal, a spokesman for the U.S. pop singer said.
Report: Michael Jackson converts to Islam

Report: Michael Jackson converts to Islam

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Pop star Michael Jackson has converted to Islam at a ceremony in Los Angeles attended by Yousef Islam, the singer formerly known as Cat Stevens, sources say.
Jackson to appear for London lawsuit

Jackson to appear for London lawsuit

LONDON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Michael Jackson has agreed to testify in person in a breach-of-contract lawsuit at London's High Court, the U.S. pop singer's lawyer said.
Sheikh sues Jackson over music contract

Sheikh sues Jackson over music contract

LONDON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- The King of Bahrain's son is suing U.S. pop star Michael Jackson for about $7 million in London's High Court for allegedly backing out of a business venture.

Bush visiting Bahrain to garner support

MANAMA, Bahrain, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush arrived in Bahrain Saturday as part of his Persian Gulf tour to garner support for his attempts to limit Iranian influence.

Saudi Arabia, Egypt back Annapolis summit

CAIRO, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The upcoming Middle East summit in the United States now has the support of both Saudi Arabia and Egypt, an Egyptian official has said.

Arab leaders meet in Cairo

CAIRO, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- The heads of three Arab states were in Egypt on Saturday for a four-way summit meeting with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

Bahrain says Iran developing nuclear bombs

MANAMA, Bahrain, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- The crown prince of Bahrain accused Iran of steering its nuclear program to weaponization amid internal sectarian divides.
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Hamad Bin Isa al-Khalifa
Crown Prince Shaikh Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, of Bahrain, right, shakes hands with a trader as he tours the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange on March 5, 2007. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey).

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Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, (Arabic: حمد بن عيسى آل خليفة‎; born 28 January 1950, Riffa, Bahrain) is the current King of Bahrain (since 14 February 2002), having previously been its emir (from 6 March 1999). He is the son of Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the previous emir.

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